The team investigate the murder of a young peace protester, killed near a nuclear base in 1984. Was it a cover-up?



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Episode complete credited cast:
Susan Jameson ...
Diana Kent ...
Graham Moore
Pearce Quigley ...
Frank Fox
Colin Dobie
Suzanna Hamilton ...
Imogen Hoult
Eleanor Clement
Mark Powley ...
Jim Chambers


When Frank Fox is sentenced to Broadmoor for murder, the team reopens the death of his colleague Josh Livesey, killed at a NATO base where the two men and their group were planning a protest twenty years earlier. All the campaigners, when reinterviewed, claim that Josh was killed by the Secret Service, which Brian accepts especially after a film shows that a section of the wire at the base was replaced the night Josh died. Charming Special Branch Officer Greg Johnson admits to Sandra that his people disposed of Josh's body and the murder weapon to avoid publicity, but he denies involvement in the killing. At the same time, secrets amongst the campaigners also come to light, leading to several likely suspects. Written by don @ minifie-1

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15 April 2004 (UK)  »

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Character Frank Fox (Pearce Quigley), who is lodge in Broadmoor, a facility for the criminally insane, says he is taking Seroxat, which is an antidepressant. Since Frank is supposed to be suffering from paranoid psychosis, he would probably be on an anti-psychotic, not an antidepressant. See more »


[the UCOS team is watching a video of unrests at Greenham Common when Gerry, who was at the scene at the time, spots something and has the recording stopped and stepped back to a picture of a young, female demonstrator]
Gerry Standing: [proudly] I had her!
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New Trick Season 1 Episode Interesting Hippie years
27 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is about a murder that took place in the 80's where a bunch of protesters camped out in tents. There were people that were undercover cops and infiltrating the protesters.

The secret police find out that UCOS is investigating and go to Sandra Pullman's apartment. Sandra seems to easily tempted by men, she is an easy catch. She allows the men to come into her apartment thinking there is only one with a flirtatious look. She is disappointed when she sees two men.

Anyway it is 20 years later and they have to find out who killed "Josh". Some of these protesters have high paying jobs now and are well respected. The protesters were also using drugs. Some thought Josh was a mole in the movement and they thought that is why he was killed. It comes out 20 years later why he was murdered and it had nothing to do with the cops or peace movement.

I did not like this episode though I like the characters who are all great actors. Gerry is funny, Brian is smart and kind of nuts, Jack is smart and talks to a stone in his yard with his wife's name who is dead. It helps him sort out things, Sandra the boss is nice at times and other times she is a real angry woman who reminds of someone who has drinking and anger problems in real life. PC Clark/Chiké Okonkwo knows a lot of history, is good on the computer and finds info that UCOS investigators need.

One thing I did not know is that Brian's wife in New Tricks "Esther/Susan Jameson" is married in real life to Jack/James Bolam who is also in the series and works with Brian. Ester plays a very kind and understanding wife married to a recovering alcoholic who is also on a lot of medication. When Brian acts nuts it is so funny.

I wonder how this married couple deals with these interwoven character parts. Amazing.

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